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NBA & ABA Career Leaders and Records for Steals

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Members of the Hall of Fame are marked with an asterisk (*).

NBA/ABA

Rank Player STL
1. John Stockton* 3265
2. Jason Kidd 2684
3. Michael Jordan* 2514
4. Gary Payton* 2445
5. Maurice Cheeks 2310
6. Scottie Pippen* 2307
7. Julius Erving* 2272
8. Clyde Drexler* 2207
9. Hakeem Olajuwon* 2162
10. Alvin Robertson 2112
11. Karl Malone* 2085
12. Mookie Blaylock 2075
13. Allen Iverson 1983
14. Derek Harper 1957
15. Kobe Bryant 1882
16. Isiah Thomas* 1861
17. Kevin Garnett 1820
18. Don Buse 1818
19. Shawn Marion 1756
20. Magic Johnson* 1724
21. Ron Harper 1716
22. Paul Pierce 1697
23. Metta World Peace 1689
24. Fat Lever 1666
25. Charles Barkley* 1648
26. Gus Williams 1638
27. Hersey Hawkins 1622
28. Eddie Jones 1620
29. Rod Strickland 1616
30. Mark Jackson 1608
31. Terry Porter 1583
32. Chris Paul 1572
33. Doc Rivers 1563
34. Larry Bird* 1556
35. Doug Christie 1555
36. Nate McMillan 1544
37. Jeff Hornacek 1536
38. Chris Mullin* 1530
  Baron Davis 1530
40. Kendall Gill 1519
41. Andre Miller 1510
42. Reggie Miller* 1505
43. LeBron James 1499
44. Dennis Johnson* 1477
45. Micheal Ray Richardson 1463
46. Ray Allen 1451
47. George McGinnis 1448
48. Jason Terry 1443
49. Jerome Kersey 1439
50. Tim Hardaway 1428
51. Randy Smith 1403
52. Clifford Robinson 1402
53. David Robinson* 1388
54. Bobby Jones 1387
55. Dominique Wilkins* 1378
56. Muggsy Bogues 1369
  Ben Wallace 1369
58. Andre Iguodala 1355
59. Derek Fisher 1352
60. Charles Oakley 1351
61. Mike Gale 1349
62. Rickey Green 1348
63. Quinn Buckner 1337
64. T.R. Dunn 1316
65. Vince Carter 1312
66. Dwyane Wade 1300
67. Latrell Sprewell 1294
68. Alvan Adams 1289
69. Vlade Divac 1288
70. George Gervin* 1283
71. David Wesley 1280
  Walter Davis 1280
73. John Lucas 1273
74. Kenny Anderson 1258
75. Terry Cummings 1255
76. Grant Hill 1248
77. Brevin Knight 1229
78. Tyrone Corbin 1228
79. Byron Scott 1224
80. Robert Parish* 1219
81. Mitch Richmond* 1211
82. Reggie Theus 1206
83. Grant Long 1199
  Moses Malone* 1199
85. Ray Williams 1198
86. Chris Webber 1197
87. Gerald Wallace 1196
88. Dan Majerle 1194
89. Norm Nixon 1187
90. Shawn Kemp 1185
91. Manu Ginobili 1174
92. Mike Bibby 1172
93. Calvin Murphy* 1165
94. Jack Sikma 1162
95. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar* 1160
96. Robert Horry 1158
97. Jay Humphries 1153
98. Chris Ford 1152
99. Fred Brown 1149
100. Horace Grant 1143
101. Terrell Brandon 1142
102. Sedale Threatt 1138
103. Patrick Ewing* 1136
  Tracy McGrady 1136
105. Caron Butler 1135
106. Danny Ainge 1133
  Darrell Armstrong 1133
108. Anfernee Hardaway 1125
109. Lindsey Hunter 1120
  Sleepy Floyd 1120
111. Monta Ellis 1115
  Rashard Lewis 1115
113. Nick Anderson 1114
114. Stephen Jackson 1109
115. Brian Taylor 1106
116. Sam Perkins 1105
117. Rick Barry* 1104
118. Andrei Kirilenko 1097
119. Larry Hughes 1092
120. Darrell Walker 1090
  Rasheed Wallace 1090
122. Ricky Sobers 1085
  Antoine Walker 1085
  Lester Conner 1085
125. Kevin Johnson 1082
126. Michael Adams 1081
127. Buck Williams 1080
128. Tom Gugliotta 1079
129. Derrick McKey 1072
130. Alex English* 1067
131. Johnny Newman 1064
132. Dirk Nowitzki 1059
133. Sam Cassell 1058
134. Lionel Hollins 1053
135. Chauncey Billups 1051
136. Michael Cage 1050
137. Jamaal Wilkes* 1049
138. Antawn Jamison 1048
139. Darwin Cook 1044
140. James Worthy* 1041
141. A.C. Green 1033
  Michael Cooper 1033
143. Mickey Johnson 1025
144. Paul Westphal 1022
  Stephon Marbury 1022
146. Rajon Rondo 1020
147. Josh Smith 1017
  Johnny Moore 1017
149. Avery Johnson 1007
150. John Drew 1004
151. Danny Manning 1000
152. Sam Lacey 999
153. Paul Pressey 997
154. Michael Finley 996
155. Foots Walker 992
156. Craig Ehlo 989
157. Shane Battier 988
158. Dell Curry 985
159. Jason Richardson 982
160. Jamal Crawford 976
161. Vernon Maxwell 975
  Eric Snow 975
163. Dale Ellis 974
  Stacey Augmon 974
165. Robert Reid 973
166. Rick Fox 967
  Marcus Camby 967
168. Slick Watts 961
169. Glen Rice 958
  Kevin Willis 958
171. Trevor Ariza 957
172. Tim Duncan 955
  Brent Barry 955
174. Damon Stoudamire 953
175. Larry Kenon 952
  Mike Woodson 952
177. John Starks 951
  Jim Paxson 951
179. Kirk Hinrich 947
180. Adrian Dantley* 944
181. Raymond Felton 943
  Dan Issel* 943
183. Dudley Bradley 940
184. Gerald Henderson 939
  M.L. Carr 939
186. Joe Johnson 935
  Fatty Taylor 935
188. Jason Williams 933
189. Darrell Griffith 931
190. Allen Leavell 929
191. Vern Fleming 926
192. Sidney Moncrief 924
193. Elton Brand 922
  Spud Webb 922
195. James Posey 917
  Christian Laettner 917
  Chris Morris 917
198. Aaron McKie 912
  John Long 912
  P.J. Brown 912
201. World B. Free 910
  Darnell Valentine 910
203. Gerald Wilkins 907
204. Joe Dumars* 902
205. Carmelo Anthony 901
206. Steve Nash 899
207. Tony Parker 892
208. Kenyon Martin 888
  Marques Johnson 888
210. Greg Anthony 887
211. Tom Chambers 885
212. Gilbert Arenas 884
  Steve Mix 884
214. Clarence Weatherspoon 880
215. Purvis Short 878
  Cuttino Mobley 878
217. Greg Ballard 877
218. Bryon Russell 874
219. Earl Watson 873
220. Larry Nance 872
221. Jerry Stackhouse 869
  Ron Lee 869
223. Rodney Rogers 868
224. Tony Allen 867
225. Bernard King* 866
226. Elvin Hayes* 864
  Nene Hilario 864
228. Mark Price 860
229. Al Harrington 858
  Otis Birdsong 858
231. Detlef Schrempf 856
  Mike Conley 856
233. Bo Outlaw 855
234. Vinnie Johnson 852
235. Lamar Odom 848
236. Scott Wedman 846
  Larry Steele 846
  Steve Francis 846
239. Otis Thorpe 840
  Rudy Gay 840
241. Billy Knight 834
242. Eric Murdock 830
  Kevin Porter 830
244. Rory Sparrow 828
245. Glenn Robinson 826
246. Kevin Edwards 825
247. Ron Boone 823
248. Gary Grant 821
  Ted McClain 821
250. Shareef Abdur-Rahim 820

NBA

Rank Player STL
1. John Stockton* 3265
2. Jason Kidd 2684
3. Michael Jordan* 2514
4. Gary Payton* 2445
5. Maurice Cheeks 2310
6. Scottie Pippen* 2307
7. Clyde Drexler* 2207
8. Hakeem Olajuwon* 2162
9. Alvin Robertson 2112
10. Karl Malone* 2085
11. Mookie Blaylock 2075
12. Allen Iverson 1983
13. Derek Harper 1957
14. Kobe Bryant 1882
15. Isiah Thomas* 1861
16. Kevin Garnett 1820
17. Shawn Marion 1756
18. Magic Johnson* 1724
19. Ron Harper 1716
20. Paul Pierce 1697
21. Metta World Peace 1689
22. Fat Lever 1666
23. Charles Barkley* 1648
24. Gus Williams 1638
25. Hersey Hawkins 1622
26. Eddie Jones 1620
27. Rod Strickland 1616
28. Mark Jackson 1608
29. Terry Porter 1583
30. Chris Paul 1572
31. Doc Rivers 1563
32. Larry Bird* 1556
33. Doug Christie 1555
34. Nate McMillan 1544
35. Jeff Hornacek 1536
36. Chris Mullin* 1530
  Baron Davis 1530
38. Kendall Gill 1519
39. Andre Miller 1510
40. Julius Erving* 1508
41. Reggie Miller* 1505
42. LeBron James 1499
43. Dennis Johnson* 1477
44. Micheal Ray Richardson 1463
45. Ray Allen 1451
46. Jason Terry 1443
47. Jerome Kersey 1439
48. Tim Hardaway 1428
49. Randy Smith 1403
50. Clifford Robinson 1402
51. David Robinson* 1388
52. Dominique Wilkins* 1378
53. Muggsy Bogues 1369
  Ben Wallace 1369
55. Andre Iguodala 1355
56. Derek Fisher 1352
57. Charles Oakley 1351
58. Rickey Green 1348
59. Quinn Buckner 1337
60. T.R. Dunn 1316
61. Vince Carter 1312
62. Dwyane Wade 1300
63. Latrell Sprewell 1294
64. Alvan Adams 1289
65. Vlade Divac 1288
66. Walter Davis 1280
  David Wesley 1280
68. John Lucas 1273
69. Kenny Anderson 1258
70. Terry Cummings 1255
71. Grant Hill 1248
72. Brevin Knight 1229
73. Tyrone Corbin 1228
74. Byron Scott 1224
75. Robert Parish* 1219
76. Mitch Richmond* 1211
77. Reggie Theus 1206
78. Grant Long 1199
79. Ray Williams 1198
80. Chris Webber 1197
81. Gerald Wallace 1196
82. Dan Majerle 1194
83. Norm Nixon 1187
84. Shawn Kemp 1185
85. Manu Ginobili 1174
86. Mike Bibby 1172
87. Calvin Murphy* 1165
88. Jack Sikma 1162
89. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar* 1160
  Don Buse 1160
91. Robert Horry 1158
92. Jay Humphries 1153
93. Chris Ford 1152
94. Fred Brown 1149
95. Horace Grant 1143
96. Terrell Brandon 1142
97. Sedale Threatt 1138
98. Tracy McGrady 1136
  Patrick Ewing* 1136
100. Caron Butler 1135
101. Darrell Armstrong 1133
  Danny Ainge 1133
103. Anfernee Hardaway 1125
104. Sleepy Floyd 1120
  Lindsey Hunter 1120
106. Monta Ellis 1115
  Rashard Lewis 1115
108. Nick Anderson 1114
109. Stephen Jackson 1109
110. Sam Perkins 1105
111. Rick Barry* 1104
112. Andrei Kirilenko 1097
113. Larry Hughes 1092
114. Darrell Walker 1090
  Rasheed Wallace 1090
116. Moses Malone* 1089
117. Ricky Sobers 1085
  Antoine Walker 1085
  Lester Conner 1085
120. Kevin Johnson 1082
121. Michael Adams 1081
122. Buck Williams 1080
123. Tom Gugliotta 1079
124. Derrick McKey 1072
125. Alex English* 1067
126. Johnny Newman 1064
127. Dirk Nowitzki 1059
128. Sam Cassell 1058
129. Lionel Hollins 1053
130. Chauncey Billups 1051
131. Bobby Jones 1050
  Michael Cage 1050
133. Jamaal Wilkes* 1049
134. Antawn Jamison 1048
135. Darwin Cook 1044
136. James Worthy* 1041
137. Michael Cooper 1033
  A.C. Green 1033
139. Mickey Johnson 1025
140. Stephon Marbury 1022
  Paul Westphal 1022
142. Rajon Rondo 1020
143. Johnny Moore 1017
  Josh Smith 1017
145. Avery Johnson 1007
146. John Drew 1004
147. Danny Manning 1000
148. Sam Lacey 999
149. Paul Pressey 997
150. Michael Finley 996
151. Foots Walker 992
152. Craig Ehlo 989
153. Shane Battier 988
154. Dell Curry 985
155. Jason Richardson 982
156. Jamal Crawford 976
157. Vernon Maxwell 975
  Eric Snow 975
159. Stacey Augmon 974
  Dale Ellis 974
161. Robert Reid 973
162. Rick Fox 967
  Marcus Camby 967
164. Slick Watts 961
165. Glen Rice 958
  Kevin Willis 958
167. Trevor Ariza 957
168. Tim Duncan 955
  Brent Barry 955
170. Damon Stoudamire 953
171. Mike Woodson 952
172. John Starks 951
  Jim Paxson 951
174. Kirk Hinrich 947
175. Adrian Dantley* 944
176. Raymond Felton 943
177. George Gervin* 941
178. Dudley Bradley 940
179. Gerald Henderson 939
180. Joe Johnson 935
181. Jason Williams 933
182. Darrell Griffith 931
183. Allen Leavell 929
184. Vern Fleming 926
185. Sidney Moncrief 924
186. George McGinnis 923
187. Elton Brand 922
  Spud Webb 922
189. Chris Morris 917
  James Posey 917
  Christian Laettner 917
192. John Long 912
  Aaron McKie 912
  P.J. Brown 912
195. World B. Free 910
  Darnell Valentine 910
197. Gerald Wilkins 907
198. Joe Dumars* 902
199. Carmelo Anthony 901
200. Steve Nash 899
201. Tony Parker 892
202. Marques Johnson 888
  Kenyon Martin 888
204. Greg Anthony 887
205. Tom Chambers 885
206. Gilbert Arenas 884
  Steve Mix 884
208. Clarence Weatherspoon 880
209. Purvis Short 878
  Cuttino Mobley 878
211. Greg Ballard 877
212. Bryon Russell 874
213. Earl Watson 873
214. Larry Nance 872
215. Jerry Stackhouse 869
  Ron Lee 869
217. Rodney Rogers 868
218. Tony Allen 867
219. Bernard King* 866
220. Nene Hilario 864
  Elvin Hayes* 864
222. Mark Price 860
223. Al Harrington 858
  Otis Birdsong 858
225. Mike Conley 856
  Detlef Schrempf 856
227. Bo Outlaw 855
228. Vinnie Johnson 852
229. Lamar Odom 848
230. Steve Francis 846
  Scott Wedman 846
  Larry Steele 846
233. Mike Gale 840
  Otis Thorpe 840
  Rudy Gay 840
236. Kevin Porter 830
  Eric Murdock 830
238. Rory Sparrow 828
239. Glenn Robinson 826
240. Kevin Edwards 825
241. Gary Grant 821
242. Shareef Abdur-Rahim 820
243. Juwan Howard 818
244. Toni Kukoc 817
  George Lynch 817
  Pooh Richardson 817
247. Rafer Alston 813
248. M.L. Carr 812
249. Paul Millsap 811
  Kerry Kittles 811

ABA

Rank Player STL
1. Fatty Taylor 803
2. Julius Erving* 764
3. Don Buse 658
4. Ted McClain 638
5. Ralph Simpson 549
6. George McGinnis 525
7. Mike Gale 509
8. Brian Taylor 500
9. Ron Boone 403
10. Joe Caldwell 385
11. Warren Jabali 384
12. James Silas 356
13. Freddie Lewis 355
14. Mack Calvin 346
15. George Gervin* 342
16. Bobby Jones 337
17. Chuck Williams 319
18. Bo Lamar 300
19. Wil Jones 297
20. Gene Littles 277
  Larry Kenon 277
22. Billy Cunningham* 275
23. Bird Averitt 256
24. Dave Twardzik 254
25. Dan Issel* 245
26. Rich Jones 239
27. Coby Dietrick 238
28. Louie Dampier 236
29. Darnell Hillman 223
  John Williamson 223
31. George Karl 221
32. Marvin Barnes 220
33. Billy Knight 207
34. Caldwell Jones 205
35. Len Elmore 203
36. Mike Green 200
37. Willie Wise 197
38. Johnny Neumann 189
39. Billy Paultz 180
40. Artis Gilmore* 178
41. Stew Johnson 176
42. Bill Melchionni 172
43. Kevin Joyce 170
44. Al Smith 169
45. Maurice Lucas 164
  George Carter 164
47. Billy Shepherd 163
48. Dave Robisch 162
49. Ronald Thomas 160
50. Mike Barr 158
51. Jim Eakins 156
52. Byron Beck 155
  Bill Keller 155
54. Jimmy Jones 154
55. Jimmy O'Brien 152
56. Tim Bassett 149
57. Wendell Ladner 140
58. Gerald Govan 139
59. Ed Manning 137
60. David Thompson* 136
61. Goo Kennedy 133
62. Gus Gerard 132
63. M.L. Carr 127
64. Collis Jones 126
65. Randy Denton 121
66. Al Skinner 120
  John Roche 120
68. Charles Edge 117
  Mike Jackson 117
  George Thompson 117
71. Jan Van Breda Kolff 113
  Donnie Freeman 113
73. Marv Roberts 110
  Moses Malone* 110
75. Swen Nater 106
  Travis Grant 106
77. Ticky Burden 103
  Roger Brown* 103
79. Tom Owens 101
80. Kim Hughes 98
81. Mel Daniels* 96
82. Chuck Terry 91
83. Joe Hamilton 88
  George Adams 88
85. Barry Parkhill 87
86. Claude Terry 85
87. Darrell Elston 82
88. Steve Jones 79
  David Vaughn 79
90. Larry Finch 78
91. Mel Bennett 77
92. Patrick McFarland 76
93. Lloyd Batts 73
  Cincinnatus Powell 73
95. Bruce Seals 72
96. Red Robbins 71
97. Jim Bradley 69
98. Lee Davis 68
99. Don Chaney 66
100. Bob Warren 65
101. Fly Williams 64
102. Mike D'Antoni 63
103. Zelmo Beaty 62
104. George Irvine 60
105. Jim Chones 59
106. James Foster 58
107. Larry Miller 57
108. Glen Combs 56
109. Rick Mount 55
  Billy Harris 55
111. Willie Long 54
112. Billy Schaeffer 52
113. Wilbert Robinson 51
  Don Adams 51
115. Mark Olberding 50
  Scott English 50
117. Mike Flynn 44
  Julius Keye 44
119. Wali Jones 42
120. Jim O'Brien 41
121. Willard Sojourner 40
  Lionel Billingy 40
123. Walter Simon 38
124. Monte Towe 37
  Bob Netolicky 37
126. Johnny Baum 36
127. Charles Jordan 33
128. Steve Green 31
  Dan Roundfield 31
  Roger Brown 31
131. Gene Moore 30
132. Ronnie Robinson 25
133. Allan Bristow 24
134. Flynn Robinson 23
135. Dennis Wuycik 22
136. Oliver Taylor 20
137. Roy Ebron 16
  Henry Ward 16
  Jim Ard 16
140. Rudy Hackett 15
141. Hank Williams 14
  Tom Ingelsby 14
  Clyde Dickey 14
144. George Lehmann 13
  Simmie Hill 13
  Lamar Green 13
  Donald Washington 13
148. George Bucci 12
  Aulcie Perry 12
  Harry Rogers 12
151. Jerry Chambers 11
  Jimmy Conner 11
153. Milt Williams 10
  Allen Murphy 10
155. Marvin Webster 9
  Goose Ligon 9
  Terry Driscoll 9
158. Jim McDaniels 8
  Bill Higgins 8
160. Art Williams 7
  John Beasley 7
162. Wayne Pack 6
  Jerry Pender 6
  Bernie Fryer 6
  William Franklin 6
166. Joby Wright 5
  Ron King 5
  Rick Darnell 5
  Sam Cash 5
170. Collis Temple 4
  Gary Gregor 4
  Greg Lee 4
  Ken Smith 4
  Bob Nash 4
  Paul Stovall 4
176. Bob Arnzen 3
  Skeeter Swift 3
  Nathaniel Barnett 3
179. Bill Newton 2
  Rich Rinaldi 2
  Dwaine Dillard 2
  Joe Reaves 2
  Kenneth Gardner 2
184. Bernie Williams 1
  Roy McPipe 1
  Bob Lackey 1
187. Billy James 0
  Erwin Mueller 0
  Skip Wise 0
  Larry Cannon 0
  Mike Lewis 0
  Dennis Van Zant 0
  Reggie Royals 0
  Jimmie Baker 0
  Stan Love 0
  Mo Layton 0
  Paul Ruffner 0